Entry Book: June 1680, 12-19

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June 1680

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 12. Henry Guy to the Attorney General, enclosing two warrants concerning the Mint with the order of Council relating thereto. Prepare the bills upon both of them as quickly as possible. The Treasury Lords notice that in the warrant for [Slingsby's] suspension (which is agreeable to the order of Council by which it is drawn) there is no recital of the hearings or order in the Exchequer Court nor of the due fees, rights and profits which during the suspension Mr. Slingsby is to receive besides his salary of 500l. per an. In your draft take care of both these particulars. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 4.
June 12. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing Mr. Blathwayt's letter and the petition of Thomas Miller, officer for Carolina. On the former you are to certify the Committee for Trade and Plantations what number of ships have come from Barbados to England, with their burthen, since 1678–9, Jan. 1, and what returns you have had from your officers there, together with any other accounts concerning the trade of that Plantation. As to Millar's petition you are to assist him in the trial which is to be upon his information against Culpeper. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 4.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to apply for the King's stables 600l. part of the 1,200l. which you receive this month at the Exchequer out of the Hearthmoney. Ibid, p. 5.
Same to the Warden and Comptroller of the Mint to secure the books and writings relating to the Mint "so as they may not be removed out of the office where they properly ought to be." Mr. Slingsby may have recourse to them when he pleases in relation to the perfecting his accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners to apply to the service of Tangier the 1,200l. issued this day at the Exchequer to the Treasurer of the Ordnance and the 1,200l. issued this week before to him. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition dated 1680, May 12, of Francis Buller, Petitioner sets forth that he and his son and heir, Francis Buller, deceased, and Francis Buller, his grandson, an infant, have for 15 years past been deprived of the profits of a messuage in Plymouth, the walls and fences of the messuage having been levelled by the king's special command without just recompence, though often petitioned for; no conveyance thereof to the King has been executed. Reference Book I, pp. 83–4.
Appending: state of said case. Said lands were valued at 139l. 10s. 0d. on reference from the Treasury, whereas in truth they were purchased by "his grandson['s] great grandfather, Ezekel Grosse," for 150l.; and 15 years' six per cent. interest on said purchase money would be 135l. and half the fees petitioner has expended at the Surveyor [General's] Office and the Treasury Office, and [on] solicitors would be 20l. Other owners of lands so taken into the citadel have been satisfied for their lands and considerably allowed for contingent improvements. "Mr. Buller had many opportunities to have petitioned for compensation in the parliament time, the lands being seized to the king's use when he was a member of parliament and the house sitting but at the instance of the Earl of Bath, Governor of the citadel, and the Lord Chancellor, then his Majesty's Solicitor General, and an assurance he should have right done him by the Treasury, Mr. Buller was not willing to interrupt his Majesty's more public affairs and he hopeth he shall not now suffer for his compliance and submission, he being the last person, as he is informed, to whom no compensation is yet made."
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition for Mr. Godfrey, et al. Petitioners fitted out the ship Reserve with 20 great guns and all other small arms for a voyage of 8 months into the Straights [of Gibraltar] and 32 mariners. At Barcelona she was left by her convoy and discharged part of her lading and the rest at Marseilles: thence to Genoa where 5 of the ship's company ran away and one died, and so the ship returned from Genoa under the convoy of the Reserve and Mary Rose, whereupon the Customs Commissioners demand a "fifth of the Customs more than petitioners conceive they ought to pay seeing they could not possibly procure the number of men in any port which they wanted." Ibid, p. 85.
June 12. Money order for 1,200l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them into the Exchequer this day: with 6 per cent. interest. &c. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 126.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance the abovesaid 1,200l. Disposition Book I, p. 50.
Treasury warrant dormant to the same for tallies of pro or assignment to be levied on the Tenths of the clergy of the dioceses of Yorks, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum for the annuity of 1,000l. per an. for 21 years granted to the Earl of Sunderland by the patent of May 28 last on surrender of the previous patent of 1667, Nov. 9, granting him 1,000l. per an. for life out of the said annual Tenths. Money Book, p. 118.
June 14. Henry Guy to Mr. Slingsby to attend the Treasury Lords at the Mint to-morrow morning. (The like to the Warden, Comptroller, Assaymaster, Moneyers and other officers of the Mint.) Out Letters (General), VI, p. 5.
Same to Sir William Smyth to send to the Treasury Lords the agreement with the late Lord Treasurer concerning the pre-emption and coinage of tin and the King's warrant for coining tin farthings. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to send to the Treasury all the papers concerning the coining of tin farthings which were offered to and debated before a committee of the [Privy] Council particularly appointed to hear and report the same; together with the several orders of Council upon the whole matter. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Vyner. Mr. Bradshaw has acquainted the Treasury Lords that he has complied with you about the payment of your tally and interest. He complains you have not paid his uncle Dering the 100l. you promised my Lords you would pay. Ibid, p. 6.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners to pay 100l. forthwith to Major Beckman. His despatch to Tangier as engineer depends on this payment. Pay it out of the 1,000l. ordered to the Ordnance this day. The Treasury Lords will make it good to you next week. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Goddard. Your petition concerning imported spirits will be heard by the Treasury Lords next Wednesday morning. Attend then. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Evans. Take care to survey the gold and silver while it is melting and likewise the delivery of it back again into the [Mint] Office. No one is to be entrusted to be in the melting office while gold is melting unless you be there. You are to continue this till further order from my Lords. Ibid.
June 14. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to return to my Lords the proposals or rules for the better regulating the coast trade, with your opinion thereon. Out Letters (General), p. 7.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General and Sir Robert Sawyer. The Auditors of Imprests are to wait on you with Sir George Wharton's accounts as Treasurer of the Ordnance. You are to consider of a bill to be exhibited in the Exchequer in the name of the Attorney General for discovering whether the money alleged to be borrowed by Sir George Wharton was by him really borrowed and received and applied to the use and service of the [Ordnance] Office, and whether such assignments were made in satisfaction of debentures or whether at the time of such assignments it was agreed that Sir George Wharton should accept of re-assignments or upon what considerations or agreement such re-assignments were made and also to discover whether he really paid all such sums of money for which receipts are given him, in regard it appears that he has paid about 160,000l. in the years 1678 and 1679, contrary to the King's instructions for the Government of that Office. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. Issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 498l. 12s. 0d. now remaining in the Exchequer, said sum being made up of the following items [of the small branches of the revenue], viz., sheriffs' proffers. 16l. 2s. 0¼d.; fine of a lease, 11s. 10d.; [rent of farm of the duty of] 4s. per chaldron on coals, 45l. 16s. 8d.; First Fruits and Tenths, 329l. 10s. 6½d.; loans on the order No. 104 (ut supra, p. 447) 75l.; money received and paid by myself [Guy] 7l. 10s. 11½d.; loans by Mr. Johnson on [an order] No. 89, heretofore reserved for Mr. Laugharne, 25l. Disposition Book I, p. 50.
Same to same to issue as follows the 5,258l. 2s. 3d. which Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe will lend into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 51.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy, on account of Tangier 1,066 13 4
to the Treasurer of Tangier, for the Victualler of Tangier 1,646 9 4
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the weekly payment of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Henry Coventry, late Secretary of State, to complete 1,000l. to be paid by him on account of intelligence 500 0 0
to the Earl of Plymouth by the King's command for his going to Tangier 545 0 0
to Mr. Barton for following several businesses as solicitor to the Treasury 500 0 0
£5,258 2 8
Treasury warrant to the same to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy, for one week's ordinary allowance for the service of the Navy to the 12th inst. Money Book, p. 119.
The like for 500l. to same for the Victuallers for said week on their allowance.
June 14. Money warrant for 600l. to Richard Kent; without accompt; to complete his satisfaction of the 1,000l. which he advanced by his Majesty's direction to Daniel Collingwood, esq.; as by the privy seal of Dec. 24 last. (Money order dated June 17 hereon.) Money Book, p. 120. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 124.
June 15. Same for 10,000l. to Ralph Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the Wardrobe: to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer. (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Money Book, p. 120. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 123.
Money order for 5,258l. 2s. 8d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them into the Exchequer this day: with 6 per cent, interest, &c. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 125.
Treasury reference to Sir Creswell Levins, kt., Attorney General, and Heneage Finch, esq., Solicitor General, of the petition of Henry Coventry to the King, said petition being referred the 11th inst. to the Treasury by his Majesty. "having a very gracious sense of petitioner's long and faithful services." Said petition sets forth that Sir William Doyly, late a Teller of the Exchequer ran into a great arrear to the King, and Treasurer Danby extended certain of his lands and appointed Trustees for receiving the rents thereof; but the present Treasury Lords, desiring to raise some ready money out of the said lands, a proposition was made to petitioner to pay 7,000l. into the Exchequer for all the King's and Doyly's title to said lands (ut supra, Cal. Treasury Books, Vol. V. p. 788, Vol. VI. pp. 175–6): upon advice of counsel petitioner paid said 7,000l. and received a privy seal from the present Treasury Lords for the enjoyment of the King's title. Now it has so fallen out that since Sir William Doyley's death there appears a never before practised artifice of a double marriage settlement, the first recorded and shewn to petitioner's counsel, on which these lands are free, the other [a] concealed deed entaileth the lands on his son, by which means petitioner must lose his money or be involved in a troublesome law suit "to the loss of that repose your Majesty had so graciously designed him in respect of his age and many infirmities." Therefore prays to surrender the title and to be repaid his money in such proportions and at such times as shall be thought fit. The referees hereon are to report whether the King by re-assuming his title may probably recover the said [Doyly's] debt. Reference Book I, pp. 86–7.
Henry Guy to Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy. If the clothes are ready for the Trumpets who are to go to Tangier they are to be delivered out presently. The Treasury Lords will provide the money to pay for them. (The like letter to Mr. Montague.) Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 7–8.
Same to Auditor Phillips. The Treasury Lords notice that such [fee farm] rents as are now passed [in conveyance to purchasers] are in consideration of pretences of debts heretofore fixed [or charged] on the fee farm rents and no money [consideration is] actually paid or like to be paid at this time. They direct you for the future when you rate any contracts [for such fee farms] that you do not make the rebate of 10 per cent. per an. to the purchaser for the moiety of the [purchase] money, since in truth there is no money paid. Ibid, p. 8.
June 15. Henry Guy to the Attorney General to immediately (all things set apart) finish the two bills for the Mint now before you "they being of so great importance to the King and kingdomes." The amended King's warrants for them will reach you to-morrow. Out Letters (General), p. 8.
Same to Serjeant Maynard. The present subfarmers of the Excise of Wales and the four Northern Counties (by lease from George Dashwood et al., which lease will expire at Midsummer next) have proposed to pay to the King 3,000l. (more than the rent payable by Turner and his partners) for a lease of that Excise for one year only from Midsummer next and that themselves will take upon them to avoid the said lease to Turner et al. Consider this offer and advise my Lords whether a lease may not be presently made to these men that are now in possession and Turner and his partners be left to gain their interest against them if they can. Ibid, p. 9.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay on maturity the bill of exchange for 114l. 12s. 9d. drawn on you by Sir Tho. Clutterbuck's agent at Leghorn for furnishing his Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean with stores the last year. Pay same out of the Navy weekly money. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to George Legg, Lieut.-Gen. [of the Ordnance], _ Moor, esq., Surveyor, Sir George Wharton, bart., Treasurer [and Paymaster of the Ordnance], Edward Sherburne, clerk [of the Ordnance], Edward Conyers, keeper of the stores [of the Ordnance] and Samuel Fortrey, clerk of the deliveries in the Ordnance, to forthwith (in accordance with the hearing had to-day before the Treasury Lords concerning said Wharton's account) re-examine and amend your certificates delivered to the Auditors of Imprests of the moneys paid by the said Wharton upon bills of imprest within the time of his accounts; comparing them with the exact times when the parties received the moneys thereupon and making such your certificates to commence and determine with the respective times of his said accounts: also to amend your certificate of the [said Wharton's] voluntary charge for the year 1672 as to the sum of 2,300l. paid [to] Antho. Ellis and for which a double allowance is given in the imprests depending on Col. Legg's preceding accounts: and to produce to Auditor Done the bills of particulars for which a debenture of 16,713l. 2s. 11¾d. was paid to Sir George Wharton's clerk, Mr. Hubbold, the 22nd of June, 1678, and all other bills or debentures of that or the like nature remaining in the Ordnance Office, for the clearing any doubt that may arise before said auditors upon their examination of Wharton's accounts and voluntary charge. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 189.
This day Mr. Blathwayt attended the Treasury Lords with the drafts of several letters from the King and them to the Governors and officers of the revenue in the Plantations for putting him [Blathwayt] into the execution of his office of Auditor of the Plantations. Said letters were read to my Lords and left with Mr. Guy to be further considered on Wednesday next. Out Letters (Plantations' Auditor), pp. 10–13. Out Letters (General) VI. pp. 10–11, 12.
Mr. Blathwayt likewise acquainted the [Treasury] Board that Col. Henry Norwood had for many years received his Majesty's quit rents of Virginia without accompt, whereupon by their order the following letter is written. My Lords find it necessary to bring all his Majesty's revenues in the Plantations under a certain method of accompt. You are to inform my Lords by what right or title you have received his Majesty's quit rents of Virginia and in what state they remain at present.
Mr. Blathwayt further acquainted my Lords that by patent of 1673 the King had granted the greatest part of the quit rents in Virginia to the Earl of Arlington and Lord Colepeper for 31 years, which grant had not yet been put in execution, and that the King had by a letter to the Assembly of Virginia promised to take it into his own hands upon satisfaction to be made to the patentees. [Hereupon] my Lords agree to write a letter to Lord Colepeper in order to know upon what conditions and in what manner he would be willing to surrender his right in said patent: and the like to be sent to the [Earl of Arlington] Lord Chamberlain.
Mr. Blathwayt likewise informed my Lords that there were divers accompts standing out, viz., of the Four and a Half per cent. duty payable to the King in the Caribbee Islands, viz., three years' accompts of the 1670 farm of the Barbados [part of said] duty and 7 years' accompt of the Leeward Isles [part of said] duty farm granted 1670 to Col. John Strowd, and almost 3 years' accompts of the farm of [same in] Barbados and the Leeward Isles jointly, beginning in 1677, the accounts of which two latter farms were never yet examined or called for. Hereon the following letters dated June 16 were written by Henry Guy [secretary of the Treasury], viz., to Mr. Trant and partners, the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty, to attend Mr. Blathwayt with the account of the said farm for the last 3 years, so that same may be audited by him. And the like letter to the late Farmers of said duty in the Leeward Islands for the whole 7 years' term of their farm thereof.
Likewise a letter dated June [? 16 or 17] was written by said Guy to said Blathwayt, directing said Blathwayt to call upon Col. John Stroud in order to inspect and audit the accompts of his payments due for the farm of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in the Leeward Isles from 1670 to 1678, and to similarly examine and audit the accompts of the present Farmers of said duty in Barbados and the Leeward Isles, and for the future to examine and audit all the accompts of this duty.
My Lords agree to move the King that he would not easily grant away or dispose of his revenue or any arrears in the Plantations, but that he would please to reserve the same for the immediate use of the Government there.
June 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Treasury Lords desire that as the money for the present Disbanding Act comes into the Exchequer you pay off the principal and interest of the orders [charged thereon] as they come in course according to the said Act. Disposition Book I, p. 51.
June 16. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to pay by way of advance 4l. each to Thomas Miller, Henry Hudson, John Taylor, Solomon Summers and Peter Buncknell upon their respective allowance of 10s. each per week for 8 weeks to the 30th inst., they having been already paid for the 4 weeks from April 7: all as by the order in Council of April 7 last for said allowance to them for their subsistence as witnesses against one Culpeper until said Culpeper's trial for high treason is over. Money Book, p. 120.
Money warrant for 500l. to Phillip Burton, gent., as imprest for charges of law suits relating to his Majesty's service. (Money order dated June 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 120b. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 125.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Sunderland. The Treasury Lords desire that on the Commission to be given to Mr. Charles Fanshaw for receiving the remainder of the Queen's portion he may be empowered and directed to receive the money by himself or his agents at Lisbon, to draw the money into the Exchequer and to take the advice of Mr. Parry for adjusting the rates of exchange. "Their Lordships take notice that in the instrument by which Mr. Parry was authorized to receive the portion money it was complained that there had not been a due compliance in the payments which were agreed to, but their Lordships do not think it will be proper to recite anything of that nature in Mr. Fanshaw's Commission." Out Letters (General) VI, p. 10.
Same to Mr. Berty. The Treasury Lords are importuned daily by Mr. Terrence and Mr. Dinance to report to the King on the order in Council requiring you to give bond on the hearing between you and them. Please apply to the Council to alter the said order as you promised my Lords so that they can give some answer to Terrence and Dinance. Ibid.
Privy seal for 500l. to Charles, Earl of Middleton, for equipage and 5l. a day for ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany: his ordinary to be paid quarterly, the first quarter in advance: with the usual clause for the allowance of extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book, p. 337.
June 17. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Money Book, p. 121.
Same to the Customs Cashier to take from Phillip Marsh (receiver of the duties on wines and currants in London port) wine bonds to the value of 20,000l. (together with the computed [10 per cent.] discount thereon) on the new impost or Additional duty on wines and to deliver same to Charles Duncombe as repayment of the advance of 20,000l. which he has agreed to make to the Treasurer of the Navy upon the security of the tallies for 20,000l. ordered to be struck on the Customs Cashier by the abovesaid warrant. Ibid.
Same, dormant, to Ralph Whitley, Receiver General of Crown revenues in North Wales, to pay half yearly for the future to Sir George Jefferys, kt., the ancient fee or allowance of 100l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester, the said fee being payable out of the [Crown] revenues of the county of Chester, but can no longer be paid thereout by reason of the sale of fee farm rents in said county. Ibid, p. 122.
June 17. Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, for 1675, Lady Day quarter, on his annuity of 500l. as by the privy seal of 1661–2, Feb. 22. (Money order dated June 23 hereon.) Money Book, p. 122. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 125.
Same for 955l. to Charles, Earl of Middleton, being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated June 19 hereon.) Money Book, p. 122. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 124.
Same for 25l. each to Mris. Mary Nevill and Mris. Sophia Nevill for half a year to Christmas last on their annuity or pension of 50l. per an. each as by the privy seal of 1677, Sept. 29. (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) Money Book, p. 123. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 129.
Same for 30l. to Ursula Elliot, widow, for half a year to Lady day last on her same of 60l. per an. Money Book, p. 123.
Same for 50l. to Isabella Bointon, widow, for 1678, Lady day quarter, on her same of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Rebecca, daughter of William, late Lord Chandos, for last Christmas quarter on her same of 200l. per an. Ibid, p. 124.
Same for 300l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh for half a year to 1679, Midsummer, on her same of 600l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Dryden, esq., for 1678, Sept. 29 quarter, on his annuity or yearly pension of 200l. as Poet Laureat; and for 25l. to same for 1678, June 24 quarter, on his additional annuity of 100l. as by the privy seal of 1677, July 31. (Money order dated June 30 for said 25l. hereon.) Ibid, pp. 124, 132. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 132.
Same for 75l. to Mris. Honora Harding for 1673, Christmas quarter, on her annuity or yearly pension of 300l. Money Book, p. 125.
Same for 60l. to Anne Golding, widow, for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on her same of 120l. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for 1676, Michaelmas quarter, on her same of 500l. Ibid.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Elizabeth and Anne, daughters of Sir John Lawson, kt., deceased, for 1673, Michaelmas quarter, on their same of 250l. per an. each. Ibid, p. 126.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Justina Vandike, now the Lady Stepney, for 1674, Michaelmas quarter, on her same of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Mris. Sophia Stuart for 1671, Midsummer quarter, on her annuity of 300l. Ibid, p. 127.
June 17. Money warrant for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard, relict of Thomas, Lord Howard of Escrick, for 1679, Michaelmas quarter, on her annuity or pension of 500l. Money Book, p. 127.
Same for 100l. to George Feilding, esq., for half a year to Christmas last on his annuity of 200l. (Money order dated June 25 hereon.) Ibid, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 127.
Same for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1679, Lady day, on her annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. Money Book, p. 128.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll, gent., for half a year to Lady day last, on his same of 50l. for discovering a plot against his Majesty's person and other treacherous designs. (Money order dated July 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 134.
Same for 100l. to William Levett for half a year to 1669, Sept. 29, on his same of 200l. Money Book, p. 129.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a dormant warrant dated 1676, Dec. 20, from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies on the farm of imported salt for 200l. per an. to Roger Crofts as by the patent of 1676, June 2. Ibid.
The like for the same of a same dated 1677–8, Mar. 20, from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the farm of imported salt for 800l. per an. to Henry Slingsby, as by the privy seal of 1672, May 22. Ibid. p. 130.
Money warrant for 10l. to Robert Bertie for last Sept. 29 quarter on the annuity or yearly pension of 40l. to him for the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for 1679. Michaelmas quarter, on his same of 100l. Ibid, p. 131.
Same for 50l. to Francis Mansell, esq., for 1679, Lady day quarter, on his same of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for same quarter on his same of 500l. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Edward Progers for 1678, Sept. 29 quarter, on his annuity of 200l. Ibid, p. 132.
Same for 75l. to Anthony, Viscount Falkland, for 1678, Lady day quarter, on his annuity or pension of 300l. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Edward Griffin, esq., for 1678, Midsummer quarter, on his annuity of 500l. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to 1679, Lady day, on his annuity or pension of 1,000l. Ibid, p. 133.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay off (out of Customs money which the Customs Cashier is to pay into the Exchequer this week) three orders drawn in the name of Robert Swann for 60l. and one order of Mr. Kent's for 600l. signed this day by the Treasury Lords. Disposition Book I, p. 51.
June 17. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 6,196l. 19s. 0d. which Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe will lend forthwith into the Exchequer, viz.:— Disposition Book, 1, p. 52.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy 4,689 19 0
to Lord Middleton, Envoy to the Emperor 955 0 0
to Sir Peter Wyche 552 0 0
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as shall be paid this week into the Exchequer, viz.:— Ibid.
to Mr. Johnson, over and above the 2,000l. per week [for the Forces] 4,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Mris. Gwynne 250
to Mr. Topham for the Duchess of Cleveland's children 300
to me [Guy] for secret service 500
Same to same to forthwith pay the three quarters' interest due to the city of London, April 2 last. In the margin: "Interest on Disbanding: 2nd Act." Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Richard Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Jon. Ramsey [Agents for Taxes] of John Langley's petition for an allowance for collecting, etc., the Seventeen Months' tax and Poll money, cos. Worcester and Gloucester, "for which he has long since passed his quietus and is now passing his accounts for the Eighteen Months'" tax. Reference Book I, p. 87.
Same to same of the petition of Basill Feilding, Receiver General for co. Yorks of the Poll and the Eighteen Months' tax, praying an allowance for pains as above, and also an allowance of 20s. per 100l. for returns of moneys arising on the last quarter of the Eighteen Months' tax, by reason that the Treasury Lords, being sensible that bills [of exchange] could not be had for the moneys due upon the [said] last quarter without allowance for returns, did by Sir Christopher Musgrave authorise petitioner to give 20s. per 100l. if returns could not be easier had and petitioner accordingly procured bills by paying that allowance. Ibid, p. 88.
Same to Sir Robt. Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, of the petition of Sir Richard How, kt., and Sir Jon. Chapman, kt., late sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for allowance of the surplusage on their account as sheriffs (arising from their payments for removing prisoners from Newgate to various county gaols and their expenditure at sessions of Oyer and Terminer and gaol delivery, particularly appointed by several special commissions for the trials of the several traitors lately convicted and executed; which expenses of theirs far exceed the profits of the bailiwick for which they are accountable to the king); and for same to be charged by record of surplusage upon other sheriffs who are in debt to the king; the like having been formerly granted to Sir William Rawstorne, kt., and Sir Thomas Beckford, kt., former sheriffs of London. Ibid, pp. 88–9.
June 17. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rebekah Price, widow of [Walter] Price, esq. (on a reference from the King dated May 23 last): said petition setting forth that by patent of 1661, April 19, Sackville Graves was granted the chief searcher's place of Bristol port, which post he assigned in 1672 for a valuable consideration to Walter Price for 41 years or the life of said Graves. Since the death of Price, said Graves intends to defraud petitioner. Reference Book 1, p. 89.
Same to same of the petition of Simon Young (who six months since was granted the next vacant place of landwaiter, tidesurveyor or surveyor, London port, but so far has had no benefit thereof) for a commission to make seizures of prohibited and uncustomed goods. If the petitioner is qualified, said Commissioners are to present him to the Treasury Lords for that employment. Ibid, p. 90.
Same to Mr. Gibson, Paymaster of the Sick and Wounded, of the petition of Robt. Snow, stationer, for payment of the balance of 17l. 1s. 6d. due to him for books, paper and other stationery wares served to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded in the last Dutch wars, petitioner being very poor by reason of losses in the late fire and other misfortunes. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Newman, praying for some employment in the Customs, being recommended by Edward Seymour and others. Ibid, pp. 90–1.
Henry Pollard's petition for a noontender's or watchman's place, London port.
Henry Adman's petition for a watchman's place, being in a very necessitous condition.
Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy. Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe have agreed to advance you 20,000l. and the Treasury Lords have ordered [a further] 4,689l. 19s. 0d. to be paid to you at the Exchequer out of loans forthwith to be made there by said Kent and Duncombe. The total is to be applied as follows:— Out Letters (General) VI, p. 11.
l. s. d.
to clear the men turned over from the Greenwich and Mary Rose 3,045 0 0
to clear several men discharged from the Rupert to reduce her complement 1,500 0 0
for the buildings at Sheerness 400 0 0
for the paying of [off] Sir Thomas Beckford 544 19 0
to Mr. Pearse, the chirurgeon for the sick and wounded 200 0 0
to Mr. Noone, slopseller, upon his bill 1,000 0 0
to pay the yards, one quarter 18,000 0 0
£24,689 19 0
The 1,066l. 13s. 0d. directed this week to be issued to you at the Exchequer is to be applied to the service of Tangier.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, forwarding the answer as follows to the queries relating to the interest account of Sir Jon James et al., said answer being dated 1680, May 28, and signed by Sir Jon James, Robt, Huntington and Wm. D[awson], L. Kingdon. Ibid, pp. 12–15.
Appending: said answer addressed to the Treasury Lords.
To Query I (ut infra, p. 532). Answer. We claim the commencement of our interest at the end of each muster by virtue of a privy seal by which our first account of interest passed and which gives us a right to have it so for the future. As to the agreement for same to commence two months after the muster, we know none such and Sir Stephen Fox, was always allowed at least what we desire as appears by order of Council dated_. Our agreement relates only to his terms, and the abovesaid privy seal was an explanation of our agreement as to the interest. But this matter was fully debated before your Lordships, the issue of which we thought to be your allowance of our interest as stated in the accounts.
To Query II (ut supra ibid.). Answer. The privy seal directs interest to be allowed us for such moneys as should be advanced or disbursed by us, and the money to the Duke of Monmouth and the other contingencies was advanced and disbursed as well as [that for] any other part of the Forces.
To Query III (ut supra ibid.). Answer. The gratuity is, by the said privy seal, directed to be made principal every six months as plainly as the interest, and in all accounts already passed it is so allowed both to Sir Stephen Fox and to us, and this hath been the usual practice.
To Query IV (ut supra ibid.). Answer. We never claim interest for interest but when it becomes principal, which is at the end of every six months, which the said privy seal allows and directs.
To Query V (ut supra ibid.). Answer. The weekly certificates which were in our time constantly sent up to the Treasury gave an account both of our receipts and payments whereby we were obliged to the greatest exactness we could in timely disbursement of his Majesty's money. We conceive there is no defect of that nature can be charged upon us to his Majesty's prejudice.
We are under a necessity by our pressing occasions again to request a present supply of money on the said interest accounts which have passed the Auditors regularly, so we hope our being earnest with your Lordships for a conclusion will be forgiven.
June 18. Money order for 6,196l. 19s. 0d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them into the Exchequer this day: with 6 per cent. interest. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 126.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain a commission to John Buckworth and Charles Duncomb, of London, esqs., and James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, to empower them to exercise the office of Master and Worker of the Mint: and with instructions to the Treasury Lords to issue to the said Commissioners such moneys as shall be thought needful for carrying on the work of the Mint: all by reason that the King has thought fit upon good reasons and considerations to suspend Henry Slingsby from the office of Master and Worker of the Mint, whence it has become necessary at this time to appoint some able and knowing persons to execute the said office so that the Mint may be continued in work for the public benefit. King's Warrant Book, pp. 334–5.
June 18. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to suspend the abovesaid Henry Slingsby from his office of Master and Worker of the Mint, "but not to deprive him of his salary of 500l. per an. or any other fees or perquisites which are legally due to him granted to him in respect of that office until he shall be legally evicted out of the same office: all by reason that by the order of the King in Council of Dec. 12 last the Auditors of Imprests were ordered to state said Slingsby's accounts, which were then to be determined before the Barons of the Exchequer, which was accordingly done, and such allowances were therein made to him as he was entitled to either by the [Coinage] Act of 18 Car. II or by the Mint indenture, after which allowances he remained indebted to the King 4,958l. 7s. 3¾d. on said account up to 1677, Dec. 20, and since that he has not brought in any subsequent account, and further there being complaint made to the Treasury Lords by divers importers of bullion of gold and silver that there were several sums of money due to them from the said Slingsby as Master and Worker, by reason whereof they were discouraged from bringing their bullion into the Mint to be coined until such debt was satisfied, whereupon the Treasury Lords ordered the Auditors of Imprests, the Warden, the Comptroller and the Assaymaster of the Mint to examine what moneys were so due to the said importers, who certified thereupon that the waste of gold and silver due to the importers to April 20 last amounted to 5,558l. 2s. 3d., the King" being further informed by our Commissioners of our Treasury of their having been at our Mint and demanded of the said Henry Slingsby the said debt due unto us and that upon search and enquiry made they found that neither the said sum of 4,958l. 7s. 3¼d. due to us, nor the said sum of 5,558l. 2s. 3d. certified due to the importers are remaining in our Treasury of the Mint ready to discharge the said debt. Kings Warrant Book, pp. 335–6.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Anne, Countess of Newburgh, of the Sixpenny writs, ut supra, pp. 558–9. The only difference between that former and this present grant is that the present one is for 41 years after expiry of the former term therein. Ibid, p. 338.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to William Alport, gent., as royal bounty, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of May 19 last. (Money warrant dated June 23 hereon. Money order dated June 25 hereon.) Ibid, p. 339. Money Book, p. 137. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 128.
Same for 498l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued ut supra. (Money warrant dated June 23 hereon. Money order dated June 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 341. Money Book, p. 135. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 127.
Same for 545l. to "our dearly beloved natural son Charles, Earl of Plymouth"; without account for the charges and expenses of his intended voyage to Tangier: to be issued ut supra. (Money warrant dated June 23 hereon. Money order dated July 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 343. Money Book, p. 141. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 134.
June 19. This day in the morning Col. Strode came to Mr. Blathwayt at the Plantation office, assuring him that all expedition should be used in pursuance of the letters which the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty had received from Mr. Guy: that as to the seven years' farm of [the said duty in] the Leeward Islands he was alone concerned in it and would make up the accompts next week, saying that for the first four years he was to be received [as an] accomptant and that he would pay the rent of the last three years: that the accompts of rent paid upon the present farm should be also brought in next week. To all which Mr. Blathwayt replied that he would be ready to do his duty. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp. 13–14.
June 19. Money order for 1,200l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them this day into the Exchequer: with 6 per cent. interest thereon. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 126.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Horatio, Lord Townsend concerning his grant of the duty of 4s. per chalder on coals exported as by the patent of 1667. Petitioner sets forth that he has constantly paid the rent of 1,000l. on said grant although during the Dutch wars for 4 years he did not make the said rent with a reasonable allowance for management besides, the great expense he sustained by lying abroad on the sea coast during the said wars being then Lieutenant of Norfolk: that in his lease he has the same covenant for defalcations for plague, fire or war that the Customs Farmers have, but he has never had such defalcations for said war but his Majesty promised compensation for same either by renewing the grant or remitting the rent: that the reversion of said duty is [since] granted to William Etterick: therefore prays a grant for 21 years of the rent reserved upon petitioner's and Etterick's grant of said duty, or otherwise for some compensation for his said losses. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 190–1.
Hereupon the Treasury Lords report that the Customs Commissioners certify that the [books of the] Comptrols from the outports of the first Dutch war were burned in the great fire and that the moiety of the English Custom on coals (being payable to petitioner) amounted from Michaelmas, 1671, to Michaelmas, 1672, to 1,851l. 12s. 0d., and from Michaelmas, 1672. to Michaelmas, 1673, to 2,375l. 15s. 3d. (the books being kept from Michaelmas to Michaelmas). In time of peace the grant is worth a clear 2,000l. per an. to petitioner over and above his rent. "We cannot but say before your Majesty that the present difficulties and streights your Majesty is in cannot well bear so considerable a diminution of your revenue as is prayed by the petitioner."